The New Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Luc Boltanski
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845547
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In this major work, the sociologists Eve Chiapello and Luc Boltanski go to the heart of the changes in contemporary business culture. Via an unprecedented analysis of the latest management texts that have formed the thinking of employers in their organization of business, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. They argue that from the middle of the 1970s onwards, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a new network-based form of organization which was founded on employee initiative and autonomy in the workplace – a 'freedom' that came at the cost of material and psychological security. The authors connect this new spirit with the children of the libertarian and romantic currents of the late 1960s (as epitomised by dressed-down. cool capitalists such as Bill Gates and 'Ben and Jerry') arguing that they practice a more successful and subtle form of exploitation. In a work that is already a classic in Europe, Boltanski and Chiapello show how the new spirit triumphed thanks to a remarkable recuperation of the Left's critique of the alienation of everyday life – a recuperation that simultaneously undermined the power of its social critique.

New Spirits Of Capitalism

Author: Paul Du Gay
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198708831
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This text explores the nature and effects of contemporary capitalism through engaging with Boltanski and Chiapello's seminal text, 'The New Spirit of Capitalism'. It provides a comprehensive overview and interrogation of the text and develops new insights into contemporary neo-liberal or 'financialized' capitalism.

Christianity And The New Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Kathryn Tanner
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300241127
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One of the world’s most celebrated theologians argues for a Protestant anti-work ethic In his classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber famously showed how Christian beliefs and practices could shape persons in line with capitalism. In this significant reimagining of Weber’s work, Kathryn Tanner provocatively reverses this thesis, arguing that Christianity can offer a direct challenge to the largely uncontested growth of capitalism. Exploring the cultural forms typical of the current finance-dominated system of capitalism, Tanner shows how they can be countered by Christian beliefs and practices with a comparable person-shaping capacity. Addressing head-on the issues of economic inequality, structural under- and unemployment, and capitalism’s unstable boom/bust cycles, she draws deeply on the theological resources within Christianity to imagine anew a world of human flourishing. This book promises to be one of the most important theological books in recent years.

Design Thinking And The New Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Tim Seitz
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030317153
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An ethnographic study on Design Thinking, this book offers profound insights into the popular innovation method, centrally exploring how design thinking’s practice relates to the vast promises surrounding it. Through a close study of a Berlin-based innovation agency, Tim Seitz finds both mundane knowledge practices and promises of transformation. He unpacks the relationships between these discourses and practices and undertakes an exploratory movement that leads him from practice theory to pragmatism. In the course of this movement, Seitz makes design thinking understandable as a phenomenon of what Boltanski and Chiapello described as the “new spirit of capitalism”—that is, an ideological structure that incorporates criticism and therefore strengthens capitalism.

Psychologie Und Kritik

Author: Viola Balz
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658294868
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Die Autorinnen und Autoren gehen in einer interdisziplinären Perspektive dem Verhältnis von Psychologie und Kritik nach. Dabei stellen sie den historischen Transformationsprozess der Psychologisierung in den Vordergrund, der in der Nachkriegszeit einsetzte. Dieser Wandel umfasst nicht nur die Popularisierung psychologischen Wissens und die Verbreitung psychotherapeutischer Praktiken in der Alltagswelt. Vielmehr markiert die Psychologisierung auch eine Ausweitung der Disziplin „Psychologie“, die mit einer Wende hin zur Dominanz quantitativer Modelle sowie einer Marginalisierung theoriezentrierter Ansätze einhergeht. Schon in ihrer Formationszeit wurden beide Psychologisierungsprozesse von lautstarker Kritik begleitet.

The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Max Weber
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135973989
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For the first time in 70 years, a new translation of Max Weber's classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism --one of the seminal works in sociology-- published in September 2001. Translator Stephen Kalberg is an internationally acclaimed Weberian scholar, and in this new translation he offers a precise and nuanced rendering that captures both Weber's style and the unusual subtlety of his descriptions and causal arguments. Weber's original italicization, highlighting major themes, has been restored, and Kalberg has standardized Weber's terminology to better facilitate understanding of the various twists and turns in his complex lines of reasoning. Weber's compelling work remains influential for these reasons: it explores the continuing debate regarding the origins and legacy of modem capitalism in the West; it helps the reader understand today's global economic development; and it plumbs the deep cultural forces that affect contemporary work life and the workplace in the United States and Europe. This new edition/translation also includes a glossary; Weber's 1906 essay, "The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism"; and Weber's masterful prefatory remarks to his Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion, in which he defines the uniqueness of Western societies and asks what "ideas and interests" combined to create modem Western rationalism

The New Prophets Of Capital

Author: Nicole Aschoff
Editor: Verso Trade
ISBN: 1781688109
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Mythmaking is as central to sustaining our economy as profitmaking, particularly as severe environmental degradation, breathtaking inequality and increasing alienation among youth push capitalism against its own contradictions. Enter the new prophets of capital. In this moment of crisis, a new generation of wealthy mythmakers, masquerading as progressive thinkers, has emerged to reinvent the free market as the solution to society's problems. With Oprah rallying the poor to bootstrap their way into the middle class; Sheryl Sandberg calling on women to 'lean in' to the unequal demands of a sexist world; and Bill & Melinda Gates offering the generosity of the 1% as the solution to a persistent, systemic inequality, the new prophets of capital buttress the exploitative system, even as the cracks grow more visible.

Deschooling L Earning

Author: M. Singh
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349456628
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This book explores reforms to young adults' schooling that mobilise capital friendly learning-and-earning (l'earning) webs. It argues that deschooling l'earning builds young adults' commitment to modern modes of capital accumulation, gives insights into how they can secure their future, and reassures them that this can serve the common good.

Riding The New York Subway

Author: Stefan Hohne
Editor: Infrastructures
ISBN: 0262542013
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"Cultural analysis of the production and transformation of the New York City subway passenger"--

Under Pressure

Author: Daniel Birnbaum
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ISBN: 9781933128276
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European Economic Elites

Author: Friederike Sattler
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Proceedings of a conference held at the Zentrum fèur Zeithistorische Forschung in Postdam, November 2007.

The Catholic Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Michael Novak
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Any vision of capitalism's future prospects must take into account the powerful cultural influence Catholicism has exercised throughout the world. The Church had for generations been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism, but, as Michael Novak argues in this important book, a hundred-year-long debate within the Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Max Weber's classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Novak notes that the influential Catholic intellectuals who, early in this century saw through Weber's eyes an economic system marked by ruthless individualism and cold calculation had misread the reality. For, as history has shown, the lived experience of capitalism has depended to a far greater extent than they had realized on a culture characterized by opportunity, cooperative effort, social initiative, creativity, and invention. Drawing on the major works of modern Papal thought, Novak demonstrates how the Catholic tradition has come to reflect this richer interpretation of capitalist culture. In 1891, Pope Leo XIII condemned socialism as a futile system, but also severely criticized existing market systems. In 1991, John Paul II surprised many by conditionally proposing "a business economy, a market economy, or simply free economy" as a model for Eastern Europe and the Third World. Novak notes that as early as 1963, this future Pope had signaled his commitment to liberty. Later, as Archbishop of Krakow, he stressed the "creative subjectivity" of workers, made by God in His image as co-creators. Now, as Pope, he calls for economic institutions worthy of a creative people, and for political and cultural reformsattuned to a new "human ecology" of family and work. Novak offers an original and penetrating conception of social justice, rescuing it as a personal virtue necessary for social activism. Since Pius XI made this idea canonical in 1931, the term has been rejected by the Right as an oxymoron and misused by the Left as a party platform. Novak applies this newly formulated notion of social justice to the urgent worldwide problems of ethnicity, race, and poverty. His fresh rethinking of the Catholic ethic comes just in time to challenge citizens in those two large and historically Catholic regions, Eastern Europe and Latin America, now taking their first steps as market economies, as well as those of us in the West seeking a realistic moral vision.

The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Liah Greenfeld
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This book attempts to answer a fundamental question of economics : what are the reasons, not just the conditions, for sustained economic growth. It focuses on the problem of motivation behind the change in behavior, which from the 16th century on has reoriented one economy after another from subsistence to profit, transforming the nature of economic activity; and asserts that Nationalism committed masses of people to an endless race for national prestige and thus brought into being the phenomenon of ...

Sufism And The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Sudirman Hasan
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The Spirit Of Democratic Capitalism

Author: Michael Novak
Editor: Simon & Schuster
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"An American Enterprise Institute/Simon & Schuster publication." Includes bibliographical references and index.

New Left Review

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Enrichment

Author: Luc Boltanski
Editor: Polity
ISBN: 9781509528721
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This book offers a major new account of modern capitalism and of the ways in which value and wealth are created today. Boltanski and Esquerre argue that capitalism in the West has recently undergone a fundamental transformation characterized by de-industrialization, on the one hand, and, on the other, by the increased exploitation of certain resources that, while not entirely new, have taken on unprecedented importance. It is this new form of exploitation that has given rise to what they call the ‘enrichment economy’. The enrichment economy is based less on the production of new objects and more on the enrichment of things and places that already exist. It has grown out of a combination of many different activities and phenomena, all of which involve, in their varying ways, the exploitation of the past. The enrichment economy draws upon the trade in things that are intended above all for the wealthy, thus providing a supplementary source of enrichment for the wealthy people who deal in these things and exacerbating income inequality. As opportunities to profit from the exploitation of industrial labour began to diminish, capitalism shifted its focus to expand the range of things that could be exploited. This gave rise to a plurality of different forms for making things valuable – valuing objects in terms of their properties is only one such form. The form that plays a central role in the enrichment economy is what the authors call the ‘collection form’, which values objects based on the gap they fill in a collection. This valuation process relies on the creation of narratives which enrich commodities. This wide-ranging and highly original work makes a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary societies and of how capitalism is changing today. It will be of great value to students and scholars in sociology, political economy and cultural studies, as well as to anyone interested in the social and economic transformations shaping our world.

Scandinavian Studies In Law

Author: Folke Fredrik Schmidt
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The Spirit Of Chinese Capitalism

Author: Gordon Redding
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110887703
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.